Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Notable British Names) for Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (Season 36, Game 188):
Published in 1881, “The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Actions of Worms” was his last & one of his bestselling books
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Joanna Pratt, a library programming associate from Ravenna, Ohio
|Steve Dewitt, a middle school teacher from Burtonsville, Maryland
|Zach Newkirk, an attorney from Alexandria, Virginia (1-day total: $17,801)
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Correct response: Who is Charles Darwin?
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This work was published about six months prior to Darwin’s death in 1882, and had been inspired by a visit to his uncle Josiah Wedgwood (the son of the founder of Wedgwood china) many decades prior, where earthworms had turned lime and cinders into a loamy soil. It sold thousands of copies in its first few weeks.
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Scores going into Final:
Joanna $8,200 + $8,200 = $16,400 (Who is Charles Darwin)
Steve $11,200 – $10,401 = $799 (Who is Alexander Fleming?)
Zach $21,600 + $5,199 = $26,799 (Who is Darwin?) (2-day total: $44,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CIVIL WAR NICKNAMES $1000 (clue #6)
Steve 1000 +1000 (Zach 600 Joanna 600)
2) CATHOLIC NATIONS $2000 (clue #10)
Zach 9800 +3000 (Steve 5200 Joanna 1400)
3) MILITARY IDIOMS $1600 (clue #15)
Zach 14400 +2000 (Steve 6400 Joanna 1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 145
J! Round: EMMA-NATION $1000
DJ! Round: 3 NAMES IN CLASSIC ROCK $400 $800 BLOOD, SWEAT & CHEERS $1200
Total Left On Board: $3,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 378 (2.01 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles
Zach $20,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer (17/53), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Joanna $8,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Steve $11,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Zach Newkirk, career statistics:
36 correct, 6 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
26.67% in first on buzzer (28/105)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600
Steve Dewitt, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200
Joanna Pratt, career statistics:
14 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200
Zach Newkirk, to win:
3 games: 52.801%
Avg. streak: 3.119 games.
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Zach won $17,801, not 601.
What is known about the next few weeks/months on Jeopardy!? I believe this Friday’s program is the last one taped before the shutdown. Normal repeats? Old tourneys? Thanks.
Advance programming guides are listing one game each for each of the fifteen 2019 ToC contestants that will cover the weeks of June 15 – July 3. July 6 – July 17 may be the replay of the 2019 ToC. Follow posts by gameshowfandanny here: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?p=333878#p333878 for the order of players and which game.
Just like the last couple of days, 4 clues will not be played
We are getting a Storm Ready 2020 special in Raleigh tonight so we are getting the episodes a day late.
Why would Zach bet $5,199 when he only needed $801 to cover a correct all-in by Steve? If he was wrong, he would have ended with $16,401, $1 more than a possible correct all-in by Joanna. Was he betting not to finish last?
The $5,199, as you demonstrated, is the maximum bet Zach could make that keeps Joanna locked out. It is a common bet in these situations by a player confident in the category wanting to maximize his winnings without significantly affecting his chances of victory.